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MAKE UK AND NEXT GEN MAKERS LAUNCH INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS EMPLOYERS KITEMARK

Make UK has partnered with support platform Next Gen Makers to develop a ground-breaking Engineering Apprenticeships Employer Kitemark, which will recognise companies who achieve a best practice benchmark, and thus endorse them as an exemplary employer of apprentices. Launched on National Manufacturing Day (October 1st), the kitemark will be available to companies that are part

By |2021-09-30T13:37:11+01:00September 30th, 2021|Industry News, Training News|Comments Off on MAKE UK AND NEXT GEN MAKERS LAUNCH INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS EMPLOYERS KITEMARK

West Midlands Branch Technical Webinar “Resin Technology for Moulding”

On Monday 6th September the West Midlands Branch and a total of 36 attendees from across the UK and the internet, were treated to a well-presented, interesting and professional technical lecture / webinar delivered by the branch, the first of the new season. The lecture ‘Furan No Bake Technology the continuing story’ was kindly presented

By |2021-09-17T12:14:56+01:00September 15th, 2021|Industry News, West Midlands Branch News|Comments Off on West Midlands Branch Technical Webinar “Resin Technology for Moulding”

HMRC update – Tax changes

Yesterday (8.09.2021) the government announced tax changes to fund £12 billion a year to be spent on the NHS and social care across the UK. National Insurance contributions (NICs) will increase by 1.25% for one year only for employees, employers and the self-employed from‌‌ ‌April‌‌ ‌2022. This will cover both Class 1 (employee and employer),

By |2021-09-13T16:00:12+01:00September 9th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on HMRC update – Tax changes

Securing the Future Talent Pipeline

National ICME President, Lee Jenkins IEng FICME, reflects on what the position means to him and his hopes for the future of the Institute, supporting the next generation of skilled foundry personnel. "As President, and thereby Chair of the ICME General Council, I am presently leading a strategic review of ICME to consider its offering

By |2021-08-12T17:30:14+01:00August 12th, 2021|ICME General News, Industry News|Comments Off on Securing the Future Talent Pipeline

ICME National President receives Fellow upgrade

The new national President of ICME, Lee Jenkins IEng FICME, was recently upgraded to a Fellow of the Institute and received his certificate from the Cast Metals Federation CEO Dr Pam Murrell FICME during a visit to the Weir Group Foundry. Lee is the Director of Operations, ENACAR Regions (Europe, North Africa, Central Asia and

By |2021-07-16T10:08:10+01:00July 16th, 2021|ICME General News, Industry News|Comments Off on ICME National President receives Fellow upgrade

How can we promote mental health awareness in the workplace?

After a tough 18 months in many ways for everybody, there is a rise in Mental Health issues, that come in all shapes and sizes. Mental health issues can affect anyone in the workplace, regardless of their level in a business.  Therefore, the industry’s professional body, the Institute of Cast Metals engineers (ICME) working with

By |2021-07-16T08:55:26+01:00July 16th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on How can we promote mental health awareness in the workplace?

New UK government Covid-19 guidance

The government on Wednesday 14th July published its revised guidance on working safely during the pandemic in light of step 4 of the roadmap taking effect as of next Monday, the 19th July. The direct link to the guidance can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19/offices-factories-and-labs Some of the guidance text has been simplified and there

By |2021-07-15T14:10:30+01:00July 15th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on New UK government Covid-19 guidance

Firms must commit to net zero to win major government contracts

UK Government has announced that new measures will require businesses to commit to net zero by 2050 and publish clear and credible carbon reduction plans before they can bid for major government contracts. Under the new measures, by September, prospective suppliers bidding for contracts above £5 million a year will need to have committed to

By |2021-06-24T08:47:25+01:00June 24th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on Firms must commit to net zero to win major government contracts

Information on T-levels

T Levels City & Guilds, in partnership with EAL, have been awarded the contract to be the delivery partner for the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (The Institute) to develop the new T Level Technical Qualifications (TQs) in Engineering and Manufacturing. The development of the TQs is underway, with first teaching of these new

By |2021-06-24T08:45:06+01:00June 24th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on Information on T-levels

Sir Andrew Cook CBE FICME receives his Gold Pin for over 50 years of membership of the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers

ICME Honorary Treasurer, Trevor Stevenson FICME, was able to present Sir Andrew Cook CBE FICME with his Gold Pin for over 50 years of membership of the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers, as he had joined the then Institute of British Foundrymen in 1970. Sir Andrew became chairman of William Cook in 1981 and began

By |2021-06-14T15:33:17+01:00June 14th, 2021|ICME General News, Industry News|Comments Off on Sir Andrew Cook CBE FICME receives his Gold Pin for over 50 years of membership of the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers
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